Births, Deaths, Marriages, and Relationships Registration Act 1995

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57 Registrar-General may register certain marriages

(1)

Subject to section 82, the Registrar-General may record any of the prescribed information relating to a marriage that has not been recorded under this Act or a former Act—

(a)

whether or not a form has been prepared in respect of the marriage under section 55 (or a part of the register, certificate, or copy of particulars has been prepared in respect of the marriage under section 11(2), section 32, or section 36 of the Marriage Act 1955, or a corresponding provision of a former Act); and

(b)

whether or not information to the same effect, or conflicting information, was contained in any such form, part, certificate, or copy.

(2)

Subject to section 82, where the Registrar-General—

(a)

has received from a party to a service marriage, or a descendant of the parties to a service marriage, or some other person on behalf of such a party or descendant,—

(i)

an original record of information relating to the marriage recorded under section 55(3)(a), purporting to be signed by the person who solemnised it; or

(ii)

an original certificate of its solemnisation under section 45(1) of the Marriage Act 1955 (or a corresponding provision of a former Act), containing information relating to it and purporting to be signed by the person who solemnised it; or

(iii)

some other information relating to the marriage; and

(b)

is satisfied that the record, certificate, or information is authentic; and

(c)

is satisfied that it is impracticable to produce a copy record or copy certificate (as the case requires),—

the Registrar-General may record the information or any of it.

Compare: 1955 No 92 ss 38(2), 46(2)